Media Release - Empire Theatres in Kitchener Welcomes Star of "Gran Torino"!

    HALIFAX, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - Empire Theatres Limited, Canada's second largest
film and entertainment company, announced today that it is set to welcome
Hollywood newcomer, Ahney Her, the breakout star of Clint Eastwood's box
office smash hit "Gran Torino", now playing at the Empire Theatres Studio 12
location in Kitchener.
    Ahney Her will be at Empire Theatres Studio 12 location beginning at
6:30pm on Saturday, January 24 to sign autographs in a very special Meet &
Greet session to celebrate the great success of the film. Additionally, the
first 100 ticket-holders to arrive for the first evening showing of "Gran
Torino" on Saturday, January 24 will receive an autographed full-size poster
of the film.

    Who: Ahney Her - breakout star of Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino"
    What: Meet & Greet autograph session
    Where: Empire Theatres Studio 12 Gateway Park located at 135 Gateway Park
    Drive - Kitchener, ON
    When: Saturday, January 24th, beginning at 6:30pm

    Her plays a self assured young woman who makes an effort to befriend her
surly next door neighbor Walt Kowalski, played by Clint Eastwood. Her was just
16 years old when she won the role of Sue Lor in this critically acclaimed
film now playing at Empire Theatres Studio 12 in Kitchener.

    About Empire Theatres Limited:

    Empire Theatres Limited, with its corporate headquarters in Stellarton,
NS and regional offices in Halifax, NS; Toronto, ON; and Calgary, AB, is a
100% owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited. Empire Theatres owns and
operates 52 theatres, with 386 screens across Canada (including one IMAX
Theatre in Halifax) from Newfoundland to British Columbia.
    Empire Theatres is Canada's second largest and fastest growing film
exhibition company providing an exciting out-of-home entertainment experience
including traditional film exhibition as well as other content using its
digital and satellite capabilities.
    With approximately 2,500 employees, Empire Theatres provides excellent
employment opportunities for the youth of Canada in an exciting and energetic

For further information:

For further information: Dean Leland, Vice President, Media & Studio
Relations, Empire Theatres Limited - Halifax, NS, (902) 876-4844, Cell: (902)

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